Jump to content

Photo

First Majors race in California BFG Super Tour on Roval


  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic

#21
Rob Burgoon

Rob Burgoon

    Veteran Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,465 posts
  • Location:San Diego
  • Car Year:1995
  • Car Number:91

Well I can say between qualifying and the first 2 laps I still had fun. Frustrated that the gear box got stuck in 4th on the front straight on lap 3. Would have been an amazing race. crap happens on to the next one. Video we be up after my 6 hour tow. See all you fellas later.


Results?
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver Survive the 25, NASA Thunderhill - Survive the 25, NASA Thunderhill We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations!

#22
Charlie Hayes

Charlie Hayes

    Veteran Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 513 posts
  • Location:Walnut Creek, Ca
  • Region:West Coast
  • Car Year:1999
  • Car Number:22
Skeer
Powers
Westmoreland
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Survive the 25, NASA Thunderhill - Survive the 25, NASA Thunderhill

#23
Joe (dad) Jordan

Joe (dad) Jordan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 301 posts
  • Location:Fallbrook,CA San Diego
  • Region:San Diego
  • Car Year:1991
  • Car Number:47
Too tired for write up will try tomorrow

1.Skeer by 3-4 seconds
2. Powers by 2-4 seconds
3..Westmoreland by 1 sec
4. Jordan by a fender
5 Busk

Lee and Hayes out mechanical early..Launchbaugh out on last lap

Joe Jordan the turd.....Joey is IV or quatro!

Ran in Firestone Firehawk in a Miata in 1994

Speedvision Cup Miata's 95-99

World Challenge Miata in 2000 AT MRLS

Had 3 Rookie of the year winners "Rising Stars" In IMSA

Kids now racing...Started them in Lemons Miata we built into the 2013 Western Division SCCA Majors Champion!

6th at 50th SCCA Runoffs in SM OPM's Rental 01

2nd fastest race lap at the Runoffs.

2014 Teen Mazda Challenge (west) Champ!

2015 Pirelli World Challenge Round 15 Winner in TCB and round 16,17,and 18 Winner!

 

 


#24
Danny Steyn

Danny Steyn

    Zulu rain warrior

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,230 posts
  • Location:Fort Lauderdale
  • Region:FL
  • Car Year:1999
  • Car Number:39
Congrats to all - look forward to the final write up

Charlie - sorry about the gearbox

I have no idea what happened to you, but here in the SE, on rovals where bump drafting is key, I would tell you that 9 times out of 10, a gearbox stuck in gear is a result of a bump from behind, just as you are making the shift from 4th to 5th. It will bend the shift fork every time.

So my advice is, if you see someone coming up in your mirror, get your up shift done before he gets to you!!!!
  • Charlie Hayes likes this

Danny
Danny Steyn Racing | DSR YouTube Channel
Danny Steyn Photography | Adept Studios | Ocean MachineryOPM AutosportsRossini Racing Engines | G-Loc | 

2016 June Sprints WInner, ARRC Winner, NASA Eastern States Championships Podium

2015 Eastern Conference Majors Champ, June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner

2014 NASA Eastern States Championship Runner Up.

2013 SEDiv Driver of the Year, Eastern Conference Majors Champ, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Runoffs Podium

2011 SEDiv Driver of the Year, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Palm Tree Quad National Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ
2010 June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner

2009 SARRC Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ, FES Champ
2008 SEDiv ECR Champ

June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata Majors Winner - BFG Supertour Winner -

#25
Charlie Hayes

Charlie Hayes

    Veteran Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 513 posts
  • Location:Walnut Creek, Ca
  • Region:West Coast
  • Car Year:1999
  • Car Number:22
Well I wish that was the case. I feel like I over gorilla shifted the 3-4 shift coming onto the straight, while bumping Clement if that has to do with anything. This is a fresh box from the NASA Champs. Has no more than 6 hours on it, can't wait to tear it apart to see what happened. Fluid was also changed before this weekend and it looked just as good as the fluid I put in it and I haven't had any other weird issues (grinds, lockouts, etc)

Videos are getting cut and ready to upload. I will post todays first two laps from my incar and our 2 fast qualifying laps for fun. :)
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Survive the 25, NASA Thunderhill - Survive the 25, NASA Thunderhill

#26
Joe (dad) Jordan

Joe (dad) Jordan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 301 posts
  • Location:Fallbrook,CA San Diego
  • Region:San Diego
  • Car Year:1991
  • Car Number:47
The view from the pitbox...

Qualifying was similar to Saturday. All in pairs, Hayes and Skeer working together perfectly. It was a cool morning so the times were really fast. They got below the lap record with this time Skeer on top, with Hayes in 2nd. 3rd and 4th was the pair of Clement Lee and Grant Westmoreland who teamed up together followed by Launchbaugh, Jordan Busk and Powers in 8th,

On to the race...Skeer and Lee who qualified 1st and 3rd took the jump , Hayes ducked down behind Lee in Nascar 1. Jordan jumped high at the start and with a push from Powers got around Westmoreland and was on the High Side now in fourth with Powers Launchbaugh Busk, Westmoreland and Molino.



Into turn 3 they go not as crazy as yesterday, but still interesting, some inside scoop here(jordan had a problem with his transmission from the first race on Saturday, he is running STL as well and could not use 2nd gear which really hurts in traffic during side by side action at the starts and through some of the corners, it was a great learning experience for the 19 year old, but made for some interesting driving and traffic jams at times!) The top 3 got out to a 4 car length lead accelerating out of turns 3 and 4. Jordan was clogging it up with low RPM's in 3rd gear :) Skeer, Lee and Hayes had about 10 car lengths by lap 2 but going into Nascar 1 Hayes had a problem,(stuck in 4th gear) Skeer was behind Hayes and got balked...Jordan and the party train of Launchbaugh, powers, busk, westmoreland all got by both Skeer and Hayes. Hayes dropped out. Lee now had about a 1 second lead over Jordan and the rest. Enntering the Kink Lee visibly slowed, Jordan closed the gap went 2 wide into turn 9 with Lee's car lacking power, Jordan got by after an interesting run through a puddle and around a cone to take a short lived lead at the start finish stripe. at Nascar 2 Powers pushed Skeer and they both went by Jordan. Launchbaugh dove to the inside of Jordan at turn 3 and Jordan pulled a rookie mistake and went 4 wheels off at the exit of turn 3 Lee, Launchbaugh, Westmoreland, Busk all got by.

Up front Skeer slowly pulled Powers and Powers slowly pulled the battle fromn 3rd to 8th... Every lap was a different leader in the battle for 3rd. Westmoreland who got a bad start battled his way through to take 3rd by 1 second over Jordan (4th) who won by a fender over busk at the line,(saturday's race busk beat Jordan by a fender) Busk was 5th Launchbaugh again had bad luck and fell from the battle for 3rd.

Coming off the Winter break here is my observations, what Skeer has learned from a year in MX5cup racing....He has really improved his race craft,very rarely puts himself in the wrong position, and does not make mistakes. He is a smart driver and really quick, dominated the weekend.
Charlie Hayes another Teen Mazda Challenge driver is also really quick in his 1.6 he will be a force all year, could win it all in Northern California (NORPAC)Relaibility will be key here

Clement Lee is very quick and doesn't make many mistakes, but his car has let him down on a couple of occasions.
Powers is the quiet assassin ,..always in the right place at the right time finished 2nd and 3rd over the weekend very quietly and uneventfully, This is the reason why he leads the SOPAC division in points.

Dean Busk also was in the Mix and got 2 5th place finishes,was always hanging around and never put a wheel wrong all weekend that I can recall

Westmoreland was a bit snake bit with 2 DNFs on Saturday including a broken wheel and a 3rd and a 5th(STL)on Sunday.

Launchbaugh who had a weekend that was just cruel to with a couple of late in the race car problems

Jordan(biased here) had a learning weekend,overcame some adversity with no second gear and hung in there for a 6th and a 4th in SM and 2 4ths in STL.
The next national is a Rational at Willow Springs next month which allows all to lick their wounds and regroup.

The last 2 weekends were really fun for us, our first experience with SCCA. We enjoyed it and will be back, Joey got a short lived view from the front for the first time and I think double dipping into STL really teaches how to drive against other cars which helps with racecraft. As Elliott Skeers Dad Tim and I spoke STL is a simulation for the Continental Tire Series as you have to deal with cars with more power and less handling and vice versus..

I will say in STL we had an advantage against most of the SM double dippers and that was our tires, the BFG G-force R1-S were an advantage. Without 2nd gear in the slow corners he was able to roll through the corners carrying more speed than the SM6's around 2-3 mph' consistently which masked the acceleration difficulties he was having without the added RPM's second gear provided..

I am determined to broadcast live streaming in the car, We got it to work for a short time via my iphone and an OWLE Bubo camera mount, but I think the gopro with the wifi will allow some amazing things in the future... Stay tuned.

I know many of you do not see or know many of the West Coast spec miata racers. I hope with these reports they will become more familiar and my hope is to get some of them to come East for the runoffs and other interesting races. See you at the next race..Joe

Joe Jordan the turd.....Joey is IV or quatro!

Ran in Firestone Firehawk in a Miata in 1994

Speedvision Cup Miata's 95-99

World Challenge Miata in 2000 AT MRLS

Had 3 Rookie of the year winners "Rising Stars" In IMSA

Kids now racing...Started them in Lemons Miata we built into the 2013 Western Division SCCA Majors Champion!

6th at 50th SCCA Runoffs in SM OPM's Rental 01

2nd fastest race lap at the Runoffs.

2014 Teen Mazda Challenge (west) Champ!

2015 Pirelli World Challenge Round 15 Winner in TCB and round 16,17,and 18 Winner!

 

 


#27
Charlie Hayes

Charlie Hayes

    Veteran Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 513 posts
  • Location:Walnut Creek, Ca
  • Region:West Coast
  • Car Year:1999
  • Car Number:22
http://mazdaracers.c...nt-at-calspeed/

Videos posted here.
Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Survive the 25, NASA Thunderhill - Survive the 25, NASA Thunderhill

#28
Danny Steyn

Danny Steyn

    Zulu rain warrior

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,230 posts
  • Location:Fort Lauderdale
  • Region:FL
  • Car Year:1999
  • Car Number:39
Nice report Joe. Thanks for taking the time to do this

Danny
Danny Steyn Racing | DSR YouTube Channel
Danny Steyn Photography | Adept Studios | Ocean MachineryOPM AutosportsRossini Racing Engines | G-Loc | 

2016 June Sprints WInner, ARRC Winner, NASA Eastern States Championships Podium

2015 Eastern Conference Majors Champ, June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner

2014 NASA Eastern States Championship Runner Up.

2013 SEDiv Driver of the Year, Eastern Conference Majors Champ, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Runoffs Podium

2011 SEDiv Driver of the Year, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Palm Tree Quad National Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ
2010 June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner

2009 SARRC Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ, FES Champ
2008 SEDiv ECR Champ

June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata Majors Winner - BFG Supertour Winner -

#29
Danny Steyn

Danny Steyn

    Zulu rain warrior

  • SMembers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,230 posts
  • Location:Fort Lauderdale
  • Region:FL
  • Car Year:1999
  • Car Number:39
Charlie still think it has something to do with the drafting. Seems here in the SE we only ever get gearboxes tuck in gear on the ovals - Homestead and Daytona. Sometimes also at Sebring as you finally get to his bumper on the back straight just as you are doing the 4-5 shift.

Let us know what you find when you open the box.

Danny
Danny Steyn Racing | DSR YouTube Channel
Danny Steyn Photography | Adept Studios | Ocean MachineryOPM AutosportsRossini Racing Engines | G-Loc | 

2016 June Sprints WInner, ARRC Winner, NASA Eastern States Championships Podium

2015 Eastern Conference Majors Champ, June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner

2014 NASA Eastern States Championship Runner Up.

2013 SEDiv Driver of the Year, Eastern Conference Majors Champ, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Runoffs Podium

2011 SEDiv Driver of the Year, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Palm Tree Quad National Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ
2010 June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner

2009 SARRC Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ, FES Champ
2008 SEDiv ECR Champ

June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata Majors Winner - BFG Supertour Winner -

#30
powerss

powerss

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 96 posts
  • Location:Arizona
  • Region:ARiZONA
  • Car Year:1999
  • Car Number:145
Here is some video from Day 2 that I've edited.......nothing much more interesting from where I ended the video.

http://www.youtube.c...e&v=M5MV8orvXk4

Steven Powers

Arizona Region

2009 SoPAC Division Champion

2013 SoPAC Division Champion


#31
Jim Drago

Jim Drago

    East Street Racing / 2 Time National Champion

  • Administrators
  • 5,680 posts
  • Location:Memphis, Tn
  • Region:Mid South
  • Car Year:2000
  • Car Number:2
Nice drive, car looks good.
Jim

East Street Auto Parts
Jim@Eaststreet.com
800 700 9080

Hoosier Super Tour points Champion - Hoosier Super Tour points Champion ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata BFG Supertour Winner - Majors Winner - Circuit of the Americas Winner - We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner SCCA National Champion - Won SCCA Runoffs at Road America SCCA National Champion - Won SCCA Runoffs at Road America

#32
powerss

powerss

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 96 posts
  • Location:Arizona
  • Region:ARiZONA
  • Car Year:1999
  • Car Number:145
Sorry this is out of order....

Video from Day 1 up to my 1st mistake of the race to give up 3 positions. Give a good idea what it was like hitting the puddles before entering the oval when not leading the pack

Steven Powers

Arizona Region

2009 SoPAC Division Champion

2013 SoPAC Division Champion





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users